Letters to the Editor

Not the place for intrusion

Editor: To city of Columbiana — if you were not aware, your appointed and some of your elected officials have determined that you are not capable of rational thought, now it seems that the location to which you choose to plant a garden is something that is worthy of government intrusion. ...

Questioning medical marijuana

Editor: In the past weeks, we have read several articles in the local newspapers as well as others within the region that individuals are looking to develop a medical marijuana cultivation facility or agricultural area within the Salem and/or surrounding areas. Individuals have completed ...

Remembering those we lost

Editor: In 1962, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, through a joint resolution of Congress, established Peace Officers Memorial Day, beginning May 15, 1963. He also established May 15 of each year and the calendar week May 15 occurs as National Police Week. May 15 is a vitally important ...

Key-rect

Editor: How did all this political correctness nonsense get started anyhow? The PETA kooks are plucking lobsters from the tanks in restaurants and setting them free in the ocean. Michael Bloomberg has spent $150 million trying to shut down coal-fired power plants. Supervisors of the school ...

Center’s need for a fire levy

Editor: On Feb. 13, 2016, Center Township suffered the loss of its building and all of its equipment, except for the backhoe and police cruiser, to a fire. The Board of Center Township went to work with the help of our community and completely rebuilt our township. Now we have a wonderful ...

The grad mill

Editor: Is there a crime called snookery? If so, our universities should be indicted for it. The taxpayers are burdened with over a trillion dollars in student loans because of these snake oil peddlers. High school graduates who can’t pass English or math proficiency tests or get a loan ...

No More, ever

Editor: April of each year brings together two related awareness campaigns: Victims of Crime and Sexual Assault. The theme for the 2017 Victims of Crime campaign is “Strength, Resilience, Justice.” For Sexual Assault month it is “Engaging New Voices.” Though these two campaigns are ...

A clear picture

Editor: “Ryan a convenient scapegoat for Trump’s failure.” Ridiculous. Many conservative journalists consider the failure of passing the American Health Care Act in the House of Representatives a failure of President Trump’s leadership. (See Jonah Goldberg’s column in your March ...

Feet to the fire

Editor: So, we’re making America great again? Under the Republican health care proposal, 24 million Americans would lose their coverage by 2024, according to the Congressional Budget Office. Seniors and the poor would face much higher insurance premiums, limiting their ability to afford ...

Name calling

Editor: After reading Congressman Bill Johnson’s remarks at Saturday’s rally in Lisbon, I have only one word to say: Shame! Shame on Johnson for repeating the lie that certain Democrats didn’t stand and applaud when Carryn Owens was introduced during Trump’s speech to Congress. And ...